Vatican spokesmen were silent today after a show of solidarity by 3 English Priests who finally came out of the closet and paraded about Westminster clothed in habits.
The mincing, hip swaying circus clogged traffic at the intersection of Old Queens Street and Cockpit Steps, as the cross dressing trio emerged from taking a pint at The Two Chairman, and headed off purposely to The Feathers where they proposed to ruffle even yet more of the public's sensibilities.
One now liberated priest, an Irishman with pallid skin, twinkly eyes and ruddy cheeks, waved occasionally to the gawking onlookers while another puffed contentedly on a cigar, and the third sipped unabashedly from a hidden liquid in what looked suspiciously like the Shroud of Turin or more likely a brown paper bag from Tesco.
The Vatican, usually quick to respond to perceived slurs on the sexuality of Church Staffers, said Pope Benedict XVI would issue a statement soon.
His Holiness was said to be in special confession with former US Journalist Helen Thomas discussing the "Jewish Situation" and couldn't be disturbed.
Thomas, who arrived last night, is said to be trying to broker a proposal to resettle Jews from Israel in either Sicily, or Westphalia, where the Pope still has relatives and there is plenty of Liebestraum.
President Obama has distanced himself from the potential controversy saying that Thomas is much like former President Jimmy Carter, traveling as an ambassador without portfolio to help clear up world problems.
An altar boy traveling with the trio identified the three as priests 'formerly known as Father Charley, Father Joe, and Father Frank,' who had undertaken new vows as 'Sister Charlene, Sister Josephine, and Sister Francine.'
The young spokesman, obviously in awe of the spectacle, said the three told him they were off for 'one last toot' before 'getting themselves off to a nunnery where they hoped to be involved in the wine industry as 'tasters.'